First attempt for a list of the patronyms in the Lepidopterology based upon the Info-System of the Cesa. Cent. Ent. Stud., Priamus Suppl. 12: 1-89, fig
The present publication is the first attempt in preparing a comprehensive list of the patronyms among the genus- and species group names in the Lepidopterology. Totally 5175 patronyms of the Lepidoptera, found especially in the Old World are listed alphabetically under the related families. Preliminary evaluations on the patronyms of 17 selected authors are made. Valid patronyms in the species group taxa of the following authors recorded in the Cesa Databank are listed and their numbers are discussed: Herbulot (42), Staudinger (59), Meyrick (7), Hampson (27), Butler (22), Boisduval (20), Guenee (8), L.B.Prout (22), Ragonot (7), Jackson (43), Trimen (20), Sattler (2), Amsel (47), W.Warren (8), Walker (15), Hewitson (12), and Moore (22).